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July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Already in a state of disarray, the Reform Party has yet another problem to overcome -- the announcement by Pat Choate that he has resigned as party chairman.In a letter to the party's executive council, Choate said, "An illness in our family requires the immediate attention of my wife and me." He offered no details. Choate, 59 years old, was Ross Perot's running mate in 1996.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A Vermont state representative has formed a political action committee, which she hopes will lead to the defeat of House and Senate Judiciary Committee members who supported the recently enacted civil union legislation. Although the bill, signed into law by Democratic Governor Howard Dean, does not sanction same sex marriage, critics insist it establishes what amounts to a parallel system of marriage for same-sex couples.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For the first time in nearly 40 years Massachusetts Democrat Ted Kennedy could face a reelection campaign with no Republican opposition, as the only announced GOP opponent, Jack E Robinson, may not be able to gather enough certified signatures to be included on the November ballot.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A well-known Washington lawyer, best known for defending Democrats in high places with serious legal problems, will be a key prosecutor, should the New Hampshire State Senate hold an impeachment trial of State Supreme Court Chief Justice David Brock. Conservatives, however, fear that Robert F. Bauer's partisan loyalties will affect the way he does his job.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Senator Bob Smith's (R-NH) involvement in the case of Elian Gonzalez has some back home wondering why. So, in an effort to help clear the air, Smith conducted a conference call with reporters on the home front to explain his situation.The senator visited the child, in Miami, in January, several weeks after his rescue from sea and arrival in the United States.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - If and when New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani decides to bow out of New York's US Senate race against Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, several of Giuliani's fellow Republicans are waiting in the wings to challenge her.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Maine State Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would control the price of prescription drugs and create a Fair Drug Pricing Board, the first such board in the nation. An identical bill was approved on April 14th by the state's House of Representatives by a vote of 89 to 54. The measure now goes to the desk of Independent Governor Angus King. He has 10 days to decide what action to take.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former Harvard University professor and whistle blower, who complained about the schools use of millions in federal research grants, wants Congress to pay him $928,000 in lost wages and has the backing of Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney Frank.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNEWS.com) - Just hours after Vermont Governor Howard Dean signed into law a "civil union" bill that amounts to the legalization of same sex marriages and provides same sex couples with the same state benefits enjoyed by heterosexual couples, New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen expressed strong opposition to homosexual marriage.Shaheen, generally considered a liberal Democrat, said, "I believe that marital unions should exist between men and women."Asked specifically about the Vermont law, Shaheen responded, "I don't support Vermont's law."
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The New Hampshire Senate voted 14-10 Thursday to abolish the death penalty in the state. The vote followed, by several weeks, similar, narrow passage in the state House of Representatives. The bill, however, may be doomed, since the state's Democratic governor Jeanne Shaheen, promises to strike it down.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - New Hampshire could be the second state in New England to consider a "civil union" bill. A civil union bill, which creates a parallel system of marriage for homosexual couples and guarantees them the same state benefits and job- related benefits as are enjoyed by heterosexual couples, was signed into law this week by Vermont Governor Howard Dean after approval by that state's legislature.
July 7, 2008, 8:26 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Arizona Senator John McCain's maverick personality may have helped him win New Hampshire's first-in-the nation presidential primary, but these days, McCain isn't winning many friends among Granite State Republicans.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Calling his campaign "the McCain phenomenon," the Boston Herald has endorsed Arizona Senator John McCain in the Massachusetts March 7th primary contest. Another possible sign of trouble for George W Bush is the public anger growing against his top Republican endorser in Massachusetts, Paul Cellucci, the governor.The Herald endorsement adds to McCain's growing appeal in the Bay State. Recent polls show him well ahead of Bush. A Boston Globe poll, taken February 21-23, has McCain defeating Bush by a margin of 59 to 32 percent.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
MANCHESTER, NH (CNSNews.com) - The tax battle between Texas Governor George W Bush and Arizona Senator John McCain has taken to the airwaves, with McCain running an ad accusing his opponent of conducting a dirty campaign and breaking his promise not to do so.In a 30 second spot, now airing on New Hampshire television, McCain, speaking to the camera, says, "I guess it was bound to happen. Now my opponent has started the political attacks, after promising he wouldn't. Mr. Bush's attacks are wrong."
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Hampton, NH (CNSNews.com) - House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt (D-MO) and Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) campaigned throughout this first-in-the-nation primary state Sunday on behalf of Vice President Al Gore, insisting that their party can and will retake control of the US House of Representatives next year. (Republicans currently have just a five-vote majority in the lower chamber.)
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - The day before New Hampshire voters cast their ballots in this first-in-the-nation-primary, the latest tracking polls show the Republican contest to be close, while Democrat Al Gore maintains a lead over Bill Bradley.Two surveys show Texas Gov. George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain of Arizona in a statistical dead heat, while McCain has a 10-point lead in another survey and Bush is ahead by five points in yet another tally.On the Democratic side, Gore leads Bradley by margins that vary from six to 11 percentage points.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Claremont, NH (CNSNews.com) - Four years ago, President Clinton and then House Speaker Newt Gingrich shook hands in this small New Hampshire city promising to reform the way campaigns are paid for. Other than it being a big photo opportunity, nothing came of that meeting.Now there is talk that Republican Presidential hopeful John McCain and Democratic aspirant Bill Bradley may meet, possibly in Claremont, to hold their version of the 1996 Clinton-Gingrich meeting on the same topic.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Vice President Al Gore defeated former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley in Saturday's largely symbolic Delaware Primary, as no convention delegates were chosen. Gore received 6,349 votes, or 57.2 percent, to Bradley's 4,465 votes or 40.3 percent. Fringe candidate Lyndon Larouche tallied 279 votes in what amounts to a beauty contest. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention were not at stake, but will be chosen at district caucuses to be held March 27th and at the party's state convention, slated for April.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
Manchester, NH (CNSNews.com) - As his poll numbers continue to slip, Texas Governor George W Bush is trying a new approach to his campaign ads. Called "real time" or "crash ads," the spots are produced the same day Bush makes a campaign appearance and are on the air that same day as well.The first crash ad was filmed Monday during an appearance at a local high school. The spot shows the governor addressing a group of students and speaking about his plan to cut taxes.
July 7, 2008, 8:25 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Texas Governor George W Bush holds a slight lead over Arizona Senator John McCain in Saturday's South Carolina primary, according to the latest poll from Reuters released on Wednesday. The survey was done by New York-based pollster Zogby International.The survey of 607 likely voters shows Bush with 43 percent of the vote and McCain at 40 percent. Talk show host and former diplomat Alan Keyes brought up the rear at four percent while 13 percent of likely South Carolina voters remained undecided.